Welcome to Kverkfjöll Route


Kverkfjöll is actually a cluster of peaks formed by a large central volcano. It is partially capped by the ice of Kverkjökull (a northern tongue of Vatnajökull). Over time, the name Kverkfjöll has also come to refer to the hot-spring-filled ice caves that often form beneath the eastern margin of the Dyngjujökull ice due to the heavy geothermal activity in this area.

Along the access road F902 (off Rte F910) are several sites of interest, including the twin pyramid-shaped Upptyppingar hills near the Jökulsá á Fjöllum bridge, and the Hvannalindir oasis, about 20km north of Sigurðarskáli hut (Kverkfjöll's accommodation and information base).

A 2km-return marked hike from behind the hut takes you up Virkisfell (1108m) for a spectacular view over Kverkfjöll and the headwaters of the Jökulsá á Fjöllum (pronounced yuk-ul-sow ow fyu-tloom).


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Kverkfjöll Route in detail